Deceased persons: intestacy: Northern Ireland - division of estate
The rights of the surviving spouse or civil partner and the rules of inheritance are explained at TSEM7864.
If the intestate is not married or in a civil partnership, the rules of inheritance apply. Unmarried partners and/or friends will not inherit. The rules set out the priority order in which the estate would be equally shared.
- Brothers or sisters
- Nieces and nephews
- Uncles and aunts
No surviving kin
Where a person dies intestate and without leaving kin entitled to his/her estate, the estate passes to the Crown.